'''Hendrik Antoon Lorentz''' (18 July 1853 – 4 February 1928) was a Dutch physicist
who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics
with Pieter Zeeman
for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect
. He also derived the Lorentz transformation|transformation equations
subsequently used by Albert Einstein
to describe space and time.
According to the biography published by the Nobel Foundation
, "It may well be said that Lorentz was regarded by all theoretical physicists
as the world's leading spirit, who completed what was left unfinished by his predecessors and prepared the ground for the fruitful reception of the new ideas based on the Quantum mechanics|quantum theory
[[http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1902/lorentz-bio.html Hendrik A. Lorentz - Biographical], Nobel Prize|Nobelprize.org ''(retrieved: 4 November 2015)'']
For this he received many honours and...